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Synonyms for cleanly
ˈklɛn li; ˈklin-clean·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cleanly

    That which is clean is simply free from soil or defilement of any kind. Things are orderly when in due relation to other things; a room or desk is orderly when every article is in place; a person is orderly who habitually keeps things so. Tidy denotes that which conforms to propriety in general; an unlaced shoe may be perfectly clean, but is not tidy. Neat refers to that which is clean and tidy with nothing superfluous, conspicuous, or showy, as when we speak of plain but neat attire; the same idea of freedom from the superfluous appears in the phrases "a neat speech," "a neat turn," "a neat reply," etc. A clean cut has no ragged edges; a neat stroke just does what is intended. Nice is stronger than neat, implying value and beauty; a cheap, coarse dress may be perfectly neat, but would not be termed nice. Spruce is applied to the show and affectation of neatness with a touch of smartness, and is always a term of mild contempt; as, a spruce serving man. Trim denotes a certain shapely and elegant firmness, often with suppleness and grace; as, a trim suit; a trim figure. Prim applies to a precise, formal, affected nicety. Dapper is spruce with the suggestion of smallness and slightness; natty, a diminutive of neat, suggests minute elegance, with a tendency toward the exquisite; as, a dapper little fellow in a natty business suit.

    clean, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, tidy, trim

    dirty, disorderly, dowdy, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanlyadverb

    habitually clean

    "cleanly in their persons and habitations"

    soiled, unclean, dirty

  2. flawlessly, cleanlyadverb

    in an adroit manner

    "he bounced it cleanly off the wall"


    soiled, dirty, unclean

  3. cleanlyadverb

    in a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution

    "the motor burns cleanly"


    unclean, dirty, soiled

  4. cleanlyadverb

    without difficulty or distortion

    "she played the piano accompaniment cleanly"


    unclean, dirty, soiled

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cleanlyadjective

    CLEAN, neat, tidy

  2. cleanlyadjective

    neatly, in a clean or neat manner

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  1. Trainer Todd Pletcher:

    We'll need to get away cleanly and establish position early, a little further inside than would be ideal. But oftentimes you get a good trip from a bad post. Hopefully we get a clean break.

  2. Tom Hart:

    The side benefit of that is U.S. natural gas is the cleanest natural gas in the world, bar none, so you're replacing Russian natural gas that is not held to anywhere near the same standards with gas that's produced very cleanly and safely in the U.S.

  3. Michael Dellegrazie:

    He was brought to the curb area where we were given a carrier, a Delta carrier, and some garbage bags and in one of the garbage bags was Alejandro, i was very careful that the handoff was done cleanly, so I opened the first garbage bag and in that I discovered something that shocked me. ... It was a blanket that was full of blood.

  4. Nico Rosberg:

    Lewis can do something to keep it clean which is drive cleanly himself, So it's not like he can't do anything.

  5. Madelon Finkel:

    I ’m not anti-fracking per se, i ’m just saying, do it cleanly and appropriately and correctly.

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